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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Mar 16, 2007 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He who has not listened to the best copies of the 78 Egypt shows, please stop saying they were 'bad'

"One may say they do not like the shows, but that does not in and of itself make the shows- or any show similarly disliked a bad show."

I must respectfully disagree on this point. A "bad" show is in the ear of the beholder and nowhere else. If, for example, an individual has listened carefully to 2/14/68 or 8/27/72 or 5/8/77 and concluded they suck, then- to that individual - they suck. End of story. It doesn't really matter what you or I or the other 99.9% of the Dead Uninverse thinks. For that matter, it doesn't matter what the Dead themselves think. You and I may think they have a concrete ear, but again, that's irrelevant.

I'm open to re-evaluating any show (and have done so in the past)but to me the Egypt shows are strictly ho-hum.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 16, 2007 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He who has not listened to the best copies of the 78 Egypt shows, please stop saying they were 'bad'

egypt shows had flashes of brilliance. Part of the problem is that they SHOULD have been better.

The Dead.......... in Egypt.

I mean, the expectations for such a band in the shadows of the Great Pyramids...thise shows should have been epic and just were not. Whether it was sound problems or just too much local hasheesh indluged in by the band the shows are very wart-heavy, if you will. And the overall energy of many other '78 shows (see Red Rocks, May) is lacking, glaringly so again, given the exotic and historic, and potentially mystical locale.

I do like much of the Oligreed sound, and the Shakedown as noted on the 16th....one of the "fires" has some soul, for sure, but overall, given the potential--a bit of a disappointment.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Mar 18, 2007 8:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He who has not listened to the best copies of the 78 Egypt shows, please stop saying they were 'bad'

I was aiming at some kind of objectivity- that our experience of music is completely subjective is a given- my statement was made with one objective in mind- the newbies- I would hate to see them miss out on the "few flashes of brilliance" as one poster above replies-

Those few flashes of brilliance are not to be missed in my opinion. Universal disregard for a show or shows can be a deterrent- and Woodstock was nowhere near as bad as I was once told it was for the dead